Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Beach California

This beach is a coastal frontage park featuring outstanding picnic sites. A three-mile stretch of beach connects the southern and northern entrances to the beach. Fishing, windsurfing, jogging, Horseback riding and kite flying are popular.

Morro Strand State Beach
  • Kayakers who paddle Morro Bay will find sheltered waters and plenty of shorebirds. Pack a lunch to eat on a sandspit, paddle past a heron rookery, or look for otters in the water. Or hook up with a guided sunset or full-moon tour.

  • A few miles south of Morro Bay, Montaña de Oro State Park has trails, campgrounds, and undeveloped beaches. Spooner's Cove is the best-known of several protected spots—explore on your own or take a guided walk with the Central Coast Natural History Association.

  • Big winter waves and jagged rocks are standard at Hazard Canyon Reef in Montaña de Oro State Park—experienced surfers only.

  • Cast a line into the surf at Morro Strand State Beach. Watch for peregrine falcons wheeling overhead and snowy plovers at your feet. There are beachside campsites here as well.

  • Learn more about the flora and fauna of Morro Bay's beaches and estuary at the Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay State Park.

  •  Location - Directions
    The beach is two miles south of Cayucos on Highway 1. Take the Yerba Buena exit, a short distance north of Morro Bay, 24th Street allows access to the northern part of the beach.
    File:Morro Rock and Morro Strand State Beach.jpg
    Morro Rock and Morro Strand State Beach

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